It really ticked all the boxes on our must have list:
- 4 FWD
- Manual Gearbox
- Enough boot space for dog and or camping gear etc
- Roof rack for transporting kayaks, camping gear and the occasional naughty child (lol....only joking)
- Comfortable to drive
- Be a responsive drive
- Be capable of towing the trailer if needed
Anyway, S had been in touch with the local dealer here in Arkansas - Adventure Subaru - and because they had failed to return his initial emails agreed to give us a fantastic price on a shiny new 2013 Subaru Outback. S spoke with the salesman, Justin Weiss, and said, could he have the car and the paperwork ready by Saturday, so we could literally walk in, sign and drive away! Justion was confident he could, so last Saturday we headed off down to Adventure Subaru to pick up my new baby.
Here she is:
|Me & my new baby|
Anyway, I have to agree to disagree over the transmission thing. The Outback does have an option to have an auto transmission even though the manual is the standard. I can't wait to do a long journey in her to see how she fares. I am sure she will handle anything and everything we are able to throw at her, but I also know that if she lets me down in any way - you guys will be among the first to know about it!
Have a wonderful day